A few kilometres south of Berchtesgarten you will find Konigsee a beautiful lake flanked by steep mountains. It is claimed to be Germany’s deepest and cleanest lake.
You can take regular boat trips down the entire length of the lake and visit the baroque church of Sankt Bartholoma on the way. There are many hiking trails if you want to wander in the mountains or you can just sit and take in the views or go for a swim. Konigsee can be reached by bus from Berchtesgarten. If you are travelling by car there is a large car park.
Note that during the winter season the boats only go as far as Sankt Bartholoma.
In addition to the lake there are wonderful walking and hiking routes.
Boat Service: April to October 09:00 to 16:15 with extended hours during the peak summer months. October to April 09:45 to 15:30
You must take note of the departure times from the other end of the lake, especially St Bartholma, as it can be very busy and there is nowhere to stay and no way back until the next day!! Top tip: Aim to leave St Bartholoma by 14:30 if it is really busy.
Cost: Return to St Bartholma €15 for adults and €7.50 for Children (6 to 17 years). Other tickets are available.
More Information: http://www.seenschifffahrt.de/en/koenigssee
Also at Konigsee is the Jenner cable car that will take you up the Jenner mountain. From the top, a short walk from the cable car station, there are spectacular views of the mountains and the lake. It is also a great place to walk with over a dozen hiking trails with various levels of difficulty and in some of the most beautiful areas in the German Alps.
The cable car has now been completely rebuilt with 10 seat gondalas and a brand new top station with restaurant and a huge sun terrace. Well worth the ticket price.